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good morning. rupert murdoch is on the hot seat as he goes before parliament this morning to answer questions about his newspaper's hacking into thousands of cell phones, while his company denies that he may be replaced as ceo. we'll look at the rise and possible fall of this media skrient. >> a denver air traffic controller is accused of being drunk on the job. talking to planes in the air. now a federal investigation is under way and he's been suspended. we'll bring you the very latest. a deadly heat wave is blamed for at least 13 deaths as 40 states reach 90 degrees or higher and 60 million americans battle this summer scorcher. and here's the bad news, it may only get worse. we're going to bring you the forecast and tell you when all this bad weather may finally break. and the u.s. women's soccer
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team returns home from the world cup. we'll talk with some of the players about their run to the finals, their heartbreaking loss, and what's next for the team. "early" this tuesday morning, team. "early" this tuesday morning, july 19th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs golden sun shining down on new york city. good morning, i'm rebecca jarvis. >> good to have you with us. >> good to be here. >> i'm chris wragge. erica hill is off this morning. also ahead a cbs news investigation into nuclear safety this morning. big story here. we're going to look at a nuclear plant in tennessee called watts bar where a recent federal inspection found more than 40 significant problems. 40. it is a crucial issue, especially after japan's recent nuclear meltdown. one critic says regulators are gambling with people's lives. we're going to hear more from armen keteyian in this investigation. >> something you don't want to miss when you think about the
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future of this country's energy policy. but we begin with britain's tabloid scandal, and an unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. rupert murdoch faces questioning by british lawmakers, who want to know more about cell phone hacking, police payoffs, and other alleged wrongdoing by reporters at his newspapers. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london outside the house of parliament with the latest. good morning, liz. >> good morning. the murdochs are going to appear in about 2 1/2 hours from now. technically, at a session of the commons committee on culture, media and sports. but i'll tell you, in atmosphere it's much more like a cross between ethics theater and an inquisition. the set for this drama, the splendor of britain's westminster parliament. the star of the show, media titan rupert murdoch who has everything to lose. as investors around the world will be hanging on his every word and gesture. he's a man used to giving orders, not answering questions. especially from politicians who,
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until very recently, held him in either awe or terror. by his side will be his son james, a senior executive in the murdoch family empire. he's known to have authorized payments to phone hacking victims on conditions they keep quiet. >> look, there is a situation where their share prices seems to be diving. a lot of questions are being raised about leadership in the company and james murdoch is chief executive. those questions are going to be in the minds of a lot of people who have financial interest in news today. >> reporter: after the murdochs the former british ceo rebekah brooks will face the committee. brooks as editor of the "news of the world" newspaper when the hacking was taking place was a hands-on manager. >> rebekah brooks knows where all the bodies are buried. she knows the rights and wrongs of all these questions, she knows who knew what about what payments when. she knows everything. >> reporter: however, brooks may not say very much today, because
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she was arrested over the weekend. and though out on bail now will be acutely aware she's involved in a criminal inquiry. in spite of the murdochs' frantic attempt sometimes over the last couple of weeks to control the damage from this scandal, it's already wiped nearly a billion dollars off the value of the family holdings. rebecca? >> such a good point. cbs' elizabeth palmer in london. liz, thank you. and joining us now is legal crisis manager lanny davis, who was special counselor to president bill clinton in the white house. great to have you with us, lanny. >> thank you. >> when you look at this situation, bloomberg news is reporting rupert murdoch is considering stepping down. is that something you would encourage him to do at this point? >> i think sooner or later he's going to have to take responsibility, whether in stepping down, or actually ordering a full investigation involving his family, his editors, everyone. the only question now is full transparency. >> mm-hmm. >> versus the legal concerns that everyone's going to have not to be fully transparent. as we speak, that's the tension
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going on in the strategic room. advising murdoch. >> that is the tension, because on the one hand, you can be totally open from a pr perspective, but you run in to legal troubles down the way. what do you recommend he does? >> well, they have one of the best people around to run this crisis management, and that's joel klein. used to run new york city school system and had service in the clinton white house. so he combines the legal perspective, being careful, get the facts first, versus the public relations and political perspective, get the story out quickly. i'm sorry to say that apologizing is chapter two. chapter one is getting the facts completely out. right now, as we speak, that tension is going on in the war room, i suspect, over in london. >> do you believe he can save himself and his empire if he lays this out according to a plan that you might put in place? >> it's going to be difficult. i think mr. murdoch has started out in the right way by apologizing, and taking responsibility. but the next step, and the one i
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would have said should go first is get the entire story out, even if it includes his own family, and then getting the facts out, doing what we call a geraldine ferraro, which is to call the press and answer every question and try to get the story behind him. >> when you talk about his family, his son james is with the company, as is he, obviously. rebekah brooks, also going to police, facing charges of her own. what kind of criminal liability could those three face in all of this? >> well, there are several possible crimes. and it might be over here in murdoch-owned properties in the states. so he has to be worried about that, too. it's certainly a crime to hack into people's voice mail. there are privacy issues, there are criminal statutes against hacking into computers. so, there is a possibility of criminal prosecution, which is why mr. klein has to be careful in exposing people to criminal liability. but right now, mr. murdoch has one and only one goal. get everything out as quickly as possible. who, what, when, where and why? >> lanny davis.
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thank you. we appreciate you joining us. >> thank you. >> now here's chris. >> thanks. this morning there's a disturbing story out of denver where an air traffic controller is accused of working and talking to the pilots on the air while he was legally drunk. cbs news homeland security correspondent bob orr has the latest now from washington. bob, good morning. >> good morning, chris. well, air traffic controllers around the country are already under fire for a series of lapses on the job. and this undoubtedly will bring more outrage. cbs news has now confirmed that a controller in denver has been sent home after failing a drug and alcohol test. a controller in question reportedly a veteran and former union rep worked at the denver air route traffic control center. a busy facility responsibility for almost 300,000 square miles of air space over nine states. on july 5th, the unidentified controller was randomly tested midway through his shift. at the time he was directing live air traffic. the faa will not disclose his blood alcohol level. but he has since been removed from duty.
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if the allegations against him are true, it's just the latest in a string of disturbing incidents. earlier this year, at least nine controllers were investigated for various transgressions. among them, february 19th, a controller is found intentionally sleeping in the radar room in knoxville, tennessee, forcing colleagues to assume his duties. that offender has since been fired. march 23rd, a controller at reagan national airport in washington is suspended for failure to respond to two incoming planes. the 20-year veteran working on four consecutive overnight shifts told investigators he inadvertently fell asleep. april 11th, the controller at seattle's boeing field was terminated after twice falling asleep on duty. the next day a controller found sleeping in the tower at reno-tahoe international airport, while a medical flight tries to reach him. eventually a regional controller steps in to guide the traffic. now as for this new denver case, we have no indication at this time that the suspended controller was involved in any kind of problem or incident with airplanes he was handling the
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night he was removed from duty. but impairment is a serious safety issue, and if investigators do determine that he was somehow under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he'll almost certainly be fired. chris? >> all right, cbs' bob orr in washington. bob, thank you. now here's rebecca once again. >> christian, thank you. now to the scorching heat that's been blanketing much of the nation this week. forecasters say in newton, iowa, yesterday it felt like 126 degrees outside. thanks to that deadly heat wave that almost stretches from coast to coast this morning. leanne taylor of our tulsa affiliate kotv has the latest from hard-hit oklahoma. good morning, leanne. >> you know, rebecca, just about five months ago we were dealing with two feet of snow, and temperatures below zero. now, we're dealing with just the opposite. excessive heat warnings, now issued throughout the end of this week. a dangerous heat wave continues to grip america's midsection, with temperatures set to reach triple digits here in tulsa for the next five days. the oppressive temperatures have
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caused roads to buckle, and sent residents scrambling to find relief. in oklahoma city, it is the 28th day of 100-plus temperatures. as many as 13 deaths have been attributed to the extreme temperatures that stretch from texas to minnesota to ohio, and the heat is expected to stick around through the week as it moves east. >> it's really too hot. and they say it's supposed to be 107? >> feels like 107. >> feels like 207 in them houses. >> no air conditioning? >> no air conditioning. >> reporter: in minneapolis the heat and humidity made it feel like 110 degrees by midday. many were being warned to keep their outdoor exposure to a minimum. park workers in milwaukee will be checking on the elderly these week to make sure they stay cool. they're part of a program that was started after several seniors died during a heat wave 16 years ago. >> really just staying hydrated and keep an eye on each other. not overextending yourself. >> reporter: believe it or not, it's not the builter cold but the hot, sticky, prolonged heat waves like this that veteran
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letter carrier john hubner dreads the most. >> this to me is the worst there is. >> reporter: and while it's only mid-july, it is already the worst heat wave in five years, and there's no relief in sight. and since the 1st of july, 15 of the last 18 days we have seen temperatures at 100 or above. and today's forecasted high, 103. our emergency crews here in tulsa are reporting that they are seeing twice as many heat-related illness calls than this time last year. rebecca? >> leanne taylor, thanks for your reporting in tulsa, oklahoma. now here's chris. >> rebecca, thank you. the debt clock is ticking and everyone is talking about a deadline to avoid default. so far, washington has no deal. markets are jittery in both europe and the u.s., where markets were down yesterday. and some are concerned that the combination of greek debt and u.s. debt worries could form a perfect storm for a market drop. and in washington, talks, but still no vote. cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes has the latest from capitol hill. did you take all that in, nancy?
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it's a lot. >> it is pretty scary. and now both the house and senate are working on their own plans just in case a white house deal doesn't materialize. that deal does appear to be in bad shape right now. but these backup plans being worked on in congress have their own steep hurdles. today, house republicans hold a vote on their alternative. eyeing an increase in the debt limit to something they call -- >> cut, cap and balance. >> reporter: the conservative cut, cap and balance bill would cut government spending down to 2004 levels, and cap it there. they're also calling for a balanced-budget amendment, blocking congress from spending more than it takes in. >> right now this united states congress is writing post-dated checks on an overdrawn account. >> reporter: the bill may pass the house, but will get blocked in the democratically controlled senate. the white house has also threatened to veto it. >> it would essentially require the dismantlement of our social net, social security, medicare and medicaid. >> reporter: in the senate, the top republican and top democrat are joining forces, on their own
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plan which they call a last resort. giving the president the power to raise the debt ceiling incrementally, as long as he proposes spending cuts to offset that new debt. >> we're going to stay in session every day, including saturdays and sundays, until congress passes legislation that prevents the united states from defaulting on our obligations. >> reporter: their bill would also establish a bipartisan commission of lawmakers to propose more spending cuts, and entitlement reforms for congress to vote on by the end of the year. but the plan infuriates conservative house members, who wanted major cuts up front. >> the mcconnell plan doesn't work. i wasn't elected to do nothing, to kick the can down the road. >> reporter: the cut, cap and balance bill that he and his house republican colleagues will be voting on today was proposed by the most conservative members of the house, but it moved front and center when it looked like the white house deal was falling apart. house republicans know it won't get any support from democrats in the senate, but at least this
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way, they'll be able to say, we tried. chris? >> nancy, if both backup plans fail, then what? >> what's the backup to the backup? >> yeah. >> right now, right now, chris, nobody seems to know. they're just very focused on trying to deal with these pieces of legislation. the problem, of course, is that if both of them failed we're then looking at next week, when we finally know the answer to that. and nobody seems to know what the next push is. where they can go from here to get a deal done by august 2nd. >> all right. nancy cordes on capitol hill for us. this is getting a little ridiculous. >> it's going to happen. but it will go to the final moments. that's my guess. anyway, here's jeff glor at the news desk with a check of today's other headlines. hey, jeff, good morning. >> hey, rebecca. good morning to you. good morning to everyone at home as well. this morning, "atlantis" is heading home for the very last time. the shuttle undocked from the international space station and took some never before seen photos of the outpost during its fly-around. "atlantis" is scheduled to land
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on thursday, which will end 30 years of shuttle missions. this morning the pope accepted the resignation of the archbishop of philadelphia, justin rigali. rigali's accused of covering up a long-running priest sex abuse scandal. pope benedict has named denver archbishop charles chaput to take rigali's place. secretary of state hillary clinton is in new delhi, india, this morning. she said today she is encouraged by talks between india and pakistan, both nuclear nations, longtime rivals. those talks just resumed in recent months. u.s. officials have now acknowledged they met with members of moammar gadhafi's regime. the meeting took place last saturday. the u.s. has not said where it happened. but three senior u.s. diplomats were involved, and they say they delivered a clear and firm message, gadhafi must step down. another giant dust storm in arizona. take a look. a wall of dust, again, rolled through phoenix yesterday, about 3,000 feet high. it cut visibility to under a quarter of a mile. some airline flights were
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delayed. a similar storm hit phoenix just two weeks ago, july 5th. and the u.s. women's soccer team is back home this morning. thousands of fans greeted them as they rolled in to times square. they lost in a heartbreaker, as you know, to japan on sunday. a game that helped set a global twitter record of over 7,000 tweets a second. including marysol castro's. >> yes. >> who joins us now with weather. mary, good morning. >> i can't help it. the yankees or really good sporting events. kudos to both teams. it was a great, great match. good morning, jeffrey. good morning, everyone at home. the big story in the news, the heat. it is centered over the central plains. that high pressure system, doesn't necessarily move as much as it just expands towards the east coast by the weekend. so by weekend the mid-atlantic and the northeast, you'll feel the triple digit heat. right now, 22 states have some sort of heat advisory or heat warning. minneapolis, the expected high is 100. overnight it only goes down to 80. if that's any indication of just
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how warm and sweltering it is. with the heat comes severe weather. we're looking at minneapolis. we're also looking at raleigh, raleigh north carolina, more of a wind event than anything else and of course we're going to >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to chris and rebecca. good morning. i'm not trying to move cities to different states. just a little sleepy. >> raleigh would be beautiful no matter what state it's in. >> exactly. >> you're a very powerful one.
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it's 7:25. you can look directty at the horizon. you can see the humid haze figuring in for the rest of the day. bernadette woods is in for marty bass at first warning weather. it will factor into the rest of the week. we'll start out with the radar. we have a few thunderstorms building up over carroll county. they're drifting off. there are spotty showers out there. there's a cold front and it's creating a shower and thunderstorm. 79 degrees, that's where we are right now in baltimore. we're going up to the mid-90s. it will be muggy and a chance for a shower or thunderstorm. that could linger into tonight. 71 for the overnight low.
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and welcome back to "the early show," i'm chris wragge along with rebecca jarvis. erica hill taking some women-deserved time off. >> much-needed vacation time. coming up this half hour, $1600 an ounce. that is the price of gold. it has never been this high before in dollar terms. and experts say this is all a sign that investors are losing confidence in the economy, in government, not only here in the ÷ in nment, not only here in the europe. gold is also something real, it's tangible. you can feel it. you can touch it. as opposed to stocks and bonds and paper money. those are all promises of their value. so gold is a little bit different and we're going to tell you why so many people are buying it, pushing up the price, and also helping people get stuck if they're thinking about
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buying it themselves. >> if you've got a roomful of gold at home you're doing okay. but first the nuclear regulatory commission meets this morning to discuss sweeping new safety regulations. the agency just finished inspecting all 104 nuclear plants in the wake of japan's fukushima disaster. >> armen keteyian is here to tell us what he found at one of those facilities in tennessee. >> good morning. we decided to take a look at the nrc's post-fukushima inspection report at watts bar. it's the last nuclear plant to be licensed in the u.s., and a textbook study of the pros and cons of nuclear power. providing electricity to some 9 million people in seven states, yet dogged with a long history of safety issues and whistle-blower lawsuits. including six by a 71-year-old great grandmother named ann harris. good morning, ann. i'm armen. how are you? walk through the front door of ann harris' house in rural tennessee and you'll meet one of the most unlikely, and feared
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advocates for nuclear safety. >> i began as a clerk in the instrumentation engineering at watts bar in construction on unit one. and i could barely spell nuclear when i went to work. >> reporter: what's the turning point for you? >> basically the books are being cooked. people are saying things are not -- they swear under oath that it's been done, and it hasn't been done. >> reporter: when harris refused to sign a multimillion dollar construction contract riddled with errors, she says tennessee valley authority executives told her, her career was over. instead, it sparked a 28-year crusade. devoted to preventing a nuclear accident. >> you can see a fukushima happening here in the u.s. >> it's not a matter of if, it's a matter of -- >> when. >> reporter: cbs news has obtained a company of his nrc post-fukushima watts bar report dated may 2011. we had two nuclear engineers look at the report.
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one gave watts bar a "d minus" and called it appalling. the other cited what he called more than 40 disturbing findings during a 40-hour inspection, including a lack of emergency responder training. faulty control panels. malfunctioning communications equipment. and issues with portable backup diesel generators. why isn't the nrc pounding on the door of watts bar saying, look, we need these problems fixed? >> i think the fact that there hasn't been a major reactor accident in the united states for over three decades allows the industry and the nrc to become complacent. >> are they just gambling, taking one huge risk with people's lives with these reactors? particularly watts bar? >> well, in some respects it's the biggest poker game in the country. you're playing high stakes poker with american lives. >> i think that's absurd. >> reporter: bill mccollum, chief operating officer of the tva says the nrc's findings are far outweighed by safeguards built in to watts bar. >> we're certainly going to take those seriously, correct those
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issues, and even beyond that our own reviews of the events in japan have shown us that we have opportunities to bring in additional backup equipment that will make our response even more robust. >> reporter: tucked into the foothills of eastern tennessee, watts bar took 23 years to build at a cost of nearly $8 billion. it was shut down in the mid 1980s over an avalanche of safety issues. in 1986 this independent report alone documented more than 5,000 concerns. roger hannah is a top spokesman for the nuclear regulatory commission. >> the nrc treats every single allegation very seriously. doesn't matter what the source, it doesn't matter what the subject. we look at it, we screen those allegations. we have done that for years. all the allegations that were provided over the years at watts bar have been addressed in one way or another. if we had doubts about the ability of tva to operate the watts bar plant safely, we would not allow that plant to operate.
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>> reporter: you'd shut it down? >> absolutely. >> reporter: to that end, tva executives gave us an extensive tour of watts bar's reactor and its twin, watts bar two scheduled to go online next fall. >> these are part of our emergency backup, in case we lose offsite power. >> reporter: they showed us these diesel powered generators. one of four critical backup systems to keep water flowing to the reactor, preventing a meltdown. >> that is the reactor here? >> reporter: and here's the main control room. said to be able to shut down the reactor in less than three seconds. >> tva every five weeks every operator goes through a week of training. >> reporter: you'll have to pardon ann harris if she's heard it all before. she's won a record six whistle-blower lawsuits against watts bar. over issues like millions of feet of faulty electrical cable. says she's paid a price for speaking out. there has certain by been attempts at intimidation, recrimination and really threats
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on your life? >> yes. they ran me off the road. they wired my car for fire bombing. they dropped the universal joint out of my car. >> reporter: harris left the tva in 1997. and says she's still taking late-night calls from whistle blowers. still driven to hold the tva and nrc accountable. standing square in the crosshairs of the nuclear power-to-be. and tomorrow in part two of our report, we'll take a close look, a very close look at the culture war at watts bar. >> incredible to hear her story. >> she's a remarkable woman. >> let's talk about the nrc japan task force. what were their main recommendations? >> they really came up with twelve and they're talking about strengthening what they say are the in-depth measures to the plant. in essence, if there's a fukushima-style disaster, the station blackout. if there is some seismic event, if there's a problem with the fuel rods. in the past, they have been patchwork. and what they really want now,
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they call it a logical, systematic, coherent set of regulations. >> and what do you think the nuclear industry's reaction to that is going to be? >> not good. i don't think it's going to be welcomed at all with open arms. what they are saying is, these are very big ticket items. and they're going to be expensive to produce. but, i think the nrc wants to show they're just not in bed with, you know, people like the tva in the industry. >> as far as what happens next? especially with this plant? >> well, they're going to have these hearings. the nrc has five members. they're going to vote. it could take them up to one to two to ten years to put these in place. but that vote could come within 90 days. >> cbs' armen keteyian. thanks. we look forward to tomorrow. switch gears here quickly and get you a check of the weather
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build your better breakfast today. this morning the state department confirmed that u.s. officials met secretly with representatives of libyan leader moammar gadhafi for the first time, delivering a clear face-to-face message that the longtime dictator must step down. gadhafi's troops are still fighting rebel forces, who are still getting help from nato air strikes. cbs news correspondent charlie d'agata takes a firsthand look at the fighting from high above. >> reporter: the best way to see how the war in libya is going
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from 30,000 feet up. major general steven schmidt, who's a hands-on commander of nato's awacs fleet. on the outside an awacs is a radar dish with wings. inside it's a sophisticated command center from where a team of specialists control the battlefield below. >> we provide the air picture, and air traffic control surveillance, and that intensity is still there. >> reporter: and it is an intense fight. so far nato planes have flown 15,000 sorties. and unleashed 5600 air strikes on ground forces in libya. but what started off as a mission to stop moammar gadhafi killing his own people has become more of a manhunt. the easy targets are running out fast, and for the european members of nato, so is the cash to pay for more weapons. that means there will be more pressure on the u.s. to take up the slack. >> we're the big boy on the block, you know. we bring the best equipment.
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we bring the best training. we bring the best force to bear. others, you know, are operating, but they're operating on a short leash. >> reporter: american service men made out more than half of the multinational crew on board this flight. what's it like to be part of this mission? >> it's good to know that we're doing the right things for the right people. so, overall, it's a rewarding job. >> reporter: especially on nights like this. when the crew was able to come to the aid of one of the most vulnerable parts of libya, the besieged city of misrata. it's just after midnight, and moments ago pilots identified what they believe to be a surface-to-air missile site near misrata. controllers here guided four f-16 fighter jets to the region, where pilots were then given the go-ahead to drop their bombs. each successful strike against gadhafi's forces is a boost for the rebels fighting them. but even with nato's help, progress has been frustratingly slow.
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>> we're keeping the pressure on gadhafi and the regime, just like we have from the start, and we're going to continue that until we get the job done. >> reporter: for all the might of the combined forces operating over libya, the job isn't done yet. and slowly but surely, nato's resources are being drained by a weak, but stubborn enemy. charlie d'agata, cbs news, off the coast of libya. >> on monday, nato missiles struck a radio antenna at tripoli international airport. nato officials say that antenna was used for military purposes. libya's government says it was for civilian use only. coming up next, we are talking gold. it's getting more expensive, and we're going to tell you why investors still want to own it, even with the price reaching new records. this is "the early show" on cbs. just one phillips' colon health probiotic cap a day helps defends against occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating. with three strains of good bacteria to help balance your colon. you had me at "probiotic."
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don't know if you noticed lately but the price of gold has gone right off the charts. on monday gold futures settled about $1600 an ounce for the first time ever. rebecca, of course also our cbs news business and economics correspondent conveniently right next to me all morning here, so we've been talking about gold. now it's the big story. i guess the big question, why, why is gold on the rise and has it been on the rice for so many months now? >> gold tends to rise in times of great uncertainty. and it's also a sign that people are losing trust and faith in governments and also currencies. paper money. paper money is one thing. it's a promise from a government to honor that money. to say, this is worth something. gold, people say, doesn't rely on that promise. it has consistently, over the span of time, gone up. however, you're thinking about that going up over the span of time, but there are moments where it also drops down. so it's not something that just goes up. it can fall back, as well. >> those pictures, i guess, like you said you can tangibly touch it. >> you can hold it. >> it's right there before you. are a lot of investors putting a
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lot of money in gold? is that where you seem to see a lot of the trends moving? >> the trend is moving towards putting some money. allocating some money into gold. for anybody who's listening right now and thinking, well, wow, a lot of people on wall street are putting money into gold, maybe i should buy some. the reality is on wall street, in general, people own, in terms of their whole portfolio, all of their savings, what they're setting aside, about 5% to 10% of that money is allocated for gold. so no one's saying go out and buy 100% gold. don't change every single penny you have in gold. >> but if you did want to get in it's a little bit too high to probably get in now, is it not? >> well, it depends on who you're talking to. there are some who say yes. the one important thing is if you want to get into gold, make sure you do it with an honorable operator who sells gold, and sells legit gold. check with the better business bureau before you guy. >> no infomercial gold. we'll be right back. this is "the early show" here on cbs. crispy bacon, rich cheddar cheese and creamy ranch dressing. not even the end of the world will make you put it down.
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it's five minutes before 8:00. the horizon has gotten hazier. warm and humid and hot and humid already outside. it's vacation time. we'll start out with temperatures and a warm start to the day. we're in the 70s for most of us. already, 80 degrees. the dew points are sky high and that will make for a muggy afternoon. we have a cold front coming through, too. still, showers and thunderstorms are possible. we have seen some showers out
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there today. it could happen at any point. good morning, bernadette and everyone. delays continue out there around the beltway. as far as the northside of the outer lupe goes, over to york road, average speed is up to 45 miles per hour. no problems northbound, but southbound, very heavy from the beltway to the harbor tunnel throughway. as far as the accidents go in aberdeen and in maryland boulevard, let's take a look at the live camera. this traffic report is brought to you by subway thank you, very much. an investigation is underway into reports of cheating. andrea fujii has details.
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don, the city has launched a full investigation into what's happened. meanwhile, the class are staying in the program even after the state licensing exam was seen in advance. fire chief doesn't know if the training officer is to blame. now, all of the training is suspended. the fire marshall says he'll re- examine the test results of previous cadets. it's only july and the 2012 campaigns are heating up. we're not just talking nationally. john sarbain has raised $380,000. andy harris has the next best quarter. stay with wjz-13, maryland's news station. up ne,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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welcome back to "the early show" on this tuesday morning. i am rebecca jarvis with chris wragge. and erica hill is off this morning. >> good to have you with us. >> good to be here. >> this morning, britain's tabloid phone hacking and police bribery scandal growing wider, deeper and more serious by the minute. >> rupert murdoch, his son james, and a former top official of their company are answering questions today from members of britain's parliament. in this case that now involves scotland yard, very high-level politicians there. >> cbs news correspondent michelle miller has more on the biggest challenge ever to this powerful media mogul. >> it all shows lack of good judgment. >> reporter: for days, ministers
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in parliament have called for answers from the man rarely forced to answer anyone. now, rupert murdoch must face british lawmakers in a high-stakes effort to defend himself and his media empire. according to a bloomberg report, the 80-year-old ceo is under growing pressure to step down. and may be replaced by current coo chase kerry. >> they're in big trouble. they have criminal investigations that they have to go through. they have parliamentary investigations and they have a lot of shareholders who are really restless. >> reporter: restless because in the two weeks since the phone hacking scandal broke, stock in murdoch's parent company, news corp, has dropped nearly 15%. a loss of an estimated $6 billion. in 30 years, murdoch transformed a single australian newspaper into the world's second largest media company. worth an estimated $36 billion.
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news corp owns publishing companies, movie studios, and tv networks that have produced everything from avatar to "the simpsons." for years murdoch's companies have been at the forefront of legal battles, alleging wrongdoing from bribery to libel. but the phone hacking scandal is the first to possibly take down the media titans. >> they had immense power and they weren't afraid to use it. and if you crossed them, they would aggressively come after you. and that gave rupert a huge amount of power. >> reporter: the question is, will he be able to hold onto it? >> knowing rupert murdoch and having run the company for years, i know that he's a fighter. he literally has nine lives. >> reporter: murdoch is pledging to cooperate fully with the ongoing investigation. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. and joining us now is "vanity fair" contributing editor sarah ellison, who's written extensively about rupert murdoch's media empire. sarah, good morning. >> good morning. >> from what we're seeing in that report there, looks as though a lot of the leverage
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that rupert murdoch and his whole media empire has had over the years seems to be drifting away just a little bit here. >> i would say that's a very safe statement. i mean, i think this has punctured the entire myth of murdoch's power. and part of his power came from the fact that everyone believed that he had it. so they were afraid of being black mailed by tabloids and they were afraid of the kind of influence that he could have. now all of that is sort of falling away. >> is there -- is it -- is it remotely possible that rupert murdoch, james, rebekah brooks, didn't know exactly what was going on the whole time? >> remotely possible. it's possible that -- it's possible that rupert didn't know exactly what was going on in terms of definite instances of phone hacking. i find it hard to believe that rebekah brooks, who was the actual editor of the newspaper, if someone brings you a story and you're a newspaper editor and you have a hot tip on something the first question you ask is, how did we get this? how did we know it? and so i think that's pretty incredible. and the fact that james was
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willing to pay such huge sums to sort of hush this up early on shows he at least knew there was something wrong with it. that they should be trying to contain the story. >> so who actually takes the fall here when all is said and done? does it have to go straight to the top? is rupert the guy that's essentially going to have to potentially step down like you mentioned here this morning? >> well, there are, as you mentioned, there are rumors that that could happen. of course, he owns and has an enormous amount of control in terms of the shares and the ownership -- and in the voting shares. at the company, i think that there's this possibility that there was previously unthinkable that he would step down and become the chairman. that's definitely on the table, and definitely possible, and we could be hearing that today. >> yeah, why have they had such a hard time kind of controlling this scandal? i mean, is it just because it's just gotten so out of hand it's difficult to control of this magnitude? >> i think it's because they resisted doing anything about it for such a long time. you know, for people who are paying attention to this, this has been going on for two years.
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there have been stories about this very thing, and widespread phone hacking happening. news corp resisted for such a long time saying that it was the responsibility of anyone besides a single rogue reporter. and, that sort of really chipped away at their credibility over the months and years that they've been saying that. and so now, it's out of their control. >> can news corp survive this? >> i think they can survive as an entity, and as a company. i mean there are all sorts of rumors about they may eventually be split up, et cetera. they certainly aren't going to survive in the same way that they had been before. their growth has already been very much curtailed by the fact they had to drop this huge deal to buy the part of bskyb that they didn't own. james murdoch himself said it a few weeks ago, we need to grow or we're going to fall at the hands of people like apple and google and these other tech and media companies that are really growing. so they're already really quarantining themselves to a sort of more dismal future than we had before.
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>> interesting things, keep getting bigger. scotland yard is running out of police officers. >> yeah. >> sarah, thanks. good to see you. >> thank you. >> now here's jeff glor at the news desk with a check of today's other headlines for us. jeff, good morning once again. >> chris, good morning once again to you. good morning to everyone at home 237 federal officials are investigating an air traffic controller this morning who failed a blood alcohol test. the veteran controller worked at the denver air route traffic control center in longmont, colorado. the faa says the center handled air traffic in nine states. that controller was randomly tested during his shift on july 5th. the faa would not disclose the controller's specific blood alcohol but he has been removed from duty now. denver station kmgh reports the controller is now in rehab. philadelphia is getting a new roman catholic archbishop. this morning the pope accepted the resignation of justin rigali. rigali faces accusations that he covered up a long-running priest sex abuse scandal. pat from our philadelphia station has more on this this morning. pat, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, jeff. this is a pivotal day for the
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archdiocese of philadelphia. an embattled cardinal steps aside for a man who was on a mission to rebuild the church here. archbishop justin rigali came to philadelphia with a reputation as a diplomat. shepherding the philadelphia flock of 1.4 million catholics soon became more intense. on the day of his installation in 2003, with a pastoral tone, in just one sentence, he attempted to set a course for the church he would lead, around an explosive issue. >> it also renews its resolve and its efforts for the protection of children against whatever would harm them, abuse them, or violate their sacred digni dignity. >> reporter: rigali the diplomat didn't say who would harm them. but within two years the first of two grand jury reports would. and the priest sex abuse crisis that had rocked boston tore at the center of philadelphia's
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faithful. cardinal rigali tried to craft a path to the fire. >> we continued to practice zero tolerance. >> reporter: even with review boards in place and victims assistance expanded, protests with victims seeking justice became more intense. and then, just five months ago, the second grand jury report alleging failures in removing from ministry priests under investigation. >> i personally renew my deep sorry to the victims of sexual abuse in the community of the church. >> reporter: the crisis that paralyzed cardinal rigali's leadership leaves the philadelphia church looking for a way to heal. now, cardinal rigali will continue in some powerful but low-key assignments at the vatican. but his replacement as 66-year-old denver archbishop charles chaput. he will begin a challenging agenda to bring a disheartened faith pfaff back to the church. he will be installed as the new archbishop of philadelphia on
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friday, september 8th. in philadelphia. jeff, back to you. >> from kyw this morning. thank you very much. shortly after she posed for her wedding pictures, she posed for another picture. somewhat less desirable. tammy lee hinton posed for mug shots in her wedding dress and veil saturday in michigan. she was arrested for identity theft. after being booked and released she went to her wedding reception. why not? nine minutes past the hour right now. bob schieffer has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> these days, nfl players can make millions. but that was not always the case. some former players are struggling to live on tiny pensions. and now, they are fighting for more money. but are current players and owners willing to pick up the tab? that story tonight, on the "cbs evening news." all right. and now we move over to marysol castro with another check of weather. mary, good morning. >> good morning, jeff. good morning, everyone at home. we'll take another look at the heat. you can see just about 90% of the country feeling sweltering
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heat. temperatures well in the 90s. and into the 100s. when you factor in the heat indices it feels more like 115. especially along the central plains. 22 states have some form of heat advisory or warning. where the heat subsides, at least for today, is in the northeast. the rain from last night to cool things off. it's going to feel less humid today. enjoy it while it lasts because the humidity starts to move in tomorrow. tropical storm bret still doesn't cause -- still not causing a threat to the united states. but we're following it. and then in the pacific, tropical storm dora just off the coast of mexico. it will become a hurricane a tropical storm. we'll keep an eye on it for you.
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seizures called epilepsy. now, instead of an invasive brain surgery, doctors at texas children's hospital are using a new minimally invasive procedure that might offer a better treatment for epilepsy. for the first eight years of his life, kagan disert was crippled with epileptic seeing yours. >> his epilepsy was caused by a brain abnormality or lesion where tissue appears in an unusual place. in this instance an area that produces hormones and affects emotion. for keagan that emotion was laughter. his seizures seen here in home video often appeared as fits of uncontrollable giggling. >> the only laughter seeingen had ever experienced was these seizures. >> keagan was having two or three of the laughing seizures every hour. and he was having several of the bigger seizures with lot loss of awa awareness, consciousness, a day.
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>> nearly 3 million americans suffer from epilepsy. this includes more than 326,000 children under the age of 15. >> unfortunately, we can only control seizures with medicine about 60% of the time. so that means that 40% of children and adults are going to continue to have seizures no matter which medicines we use. >> medication wasn't working for seeingen. and his parents didn't want him to endure invasive brain surgery. so in march, doctors at texas children's hospital suggested a new, surgical procedure called a laser on lags technique. >> the laser oblation technique leaves the scalp and the skull essentially intact. and it only requires a small drill hole in the skull. >> surgeons insert a to inny probe into the skull and using a laser they heat up and destroy the lesion causing the epilepsy, while leaving the rest of the brain intact. the procedure took just a few hours, and keagan was out of the hospital in five days. he's been seizure free since.
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>> first time we'd ever heard him laugh. pretty incredible. >> mommy and daddy have a new child. >> what an incredible turn-around for him. >> unbelievable. >> is this kind of procedure something that could work for everyone with epilepsy? >> it's not, rebecca. and i spoke to dr. curry yesterday and he told me that really 30% to 40% of epilepsy cases are due to an area in the brain where there's a localized abnormality or a lesion. those are the candidates for this type of procedure. it's not seizures of unknown cause or where there's multiple areas in the brain. >> sit expensive? how much does it cost? >> actually this procedure is about 25% to 30% less expensive than the open procedure largely because these patients, again, they're out of the hospital much shorter period of time. >> other than a family history, what puts you at increased risk? >> a lot of things can put you at increased risk for a seizure disorder. anything from head injury to
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head trauma to brain infections like meningitis or encephalitis. stroke or dementia. you can even see this in newborn babies sometimes after birth. very exciting work being done in texas children's. >> dr. jennifer ashton as always, thanks. keep watching. this is "the early show" on cbs. sfl "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by one a day women's. the multivitamin with more of by one a day women's. the multivitamin with more of what matters. h makes me feel good about the choices i've made. [ female announcer ] like switching to one a day women's -- a complete multivitamin with calcium and more vitamin d than centrum women's to support bone and breast health. now available in small, easy to swallow petites.
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spending, raise revenues. >> ronald reagan said that there were important times for compromise for the good of the country. >> ronald reagan successfully reached agreements with the democratic speaker of the house. >> reporter: the debt ceiling was raised 18 times during president reagan's eight years. in 1983, he wrote the republican senate majority leader, asking for an increase, so the u.s. would not be forced to default on its obligations for the first time in its history. historian david brinkley says it shows that reagan was a pragmatic conservative. >> he knew that we wouldn't be perceived globally as reneging, because it very well might send the world economy spiraling in ugly directions. so reagan is the exact guy the democrats should be quoting over the summer, and they're doing it. >> reporter: not so fast, says ken duberstein, president reagan's last chief of staff. >> he would have said, fight for the principle of no new taxes. if you're going to raise the debt limit, it's the responsible
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thing to do. but, do it along with massive spending cuts, because the country needs it desperately in order to get our economy going and jobs created. >> reporter: and, yes, ronald reagan was willing to compromise, says duberstein. but president obama hasn't built a consensus needed to do the same thing. >> the trouble is that for the first two years, he didn't develop the kind of relationships or trust or confidence that people would say, okay, we'll give him the benefit of the doubt. nor has he sold as reagan did so effectively to the american people. >> reporter: president obama has also invoked president reagan in this context. last week, when he was being pushed by eric cantor to accept a short-term debt limit deal and got a little annoyed, as the story goes, president obama reportedly said, well, president reagan wouldn't sit through this. well, ken duberstein says that reagan actually did when he was getting the same kind of grief from jim wright, who was then
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the speaker of the house, sat there and just stayed quiet. chris? >> all right. cbs' bill plante for us at the white house this morning. bill, thank you very much. we're going to keep hearing tha, can i eat heart healthy without giving up taste? a man can only try... and try...and try. i heard eating whole grain oats can help lower my cholesterol. it's gonna be tough. my wife and i want to lower our cholesterol, but finding healthy food that tastes good is torturous.
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good morning, there's a following report of a shooting at the academy. >> the city launched a full investigation into what happened. meanwhile,the class of 20 emt's are staying in the program. even after the state agency saw
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the state licensing exam in advance. they're not sure who's to blame. now, all ems training is suspended and the cadets will be retrained. they're also examining the results of previous cadets >> no charges are filed into the crash of a stolen car that left a man dead last weekend. police say that a person driving a stolen mercedes crashed into a van killing a driver. the police are trying to track down a man they say killed a man in a gas station. it happened in bel air saturday night. the employee is still at shock trauma. stay with wjz-13, maryland's news station. up next, rebecca black talks
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about her rise to fame and her new single called "my moment." and a ,,
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and welcome back to "the early show" here on a tuesday morning. the free throw of traffic here in manhattan today. things looking pretty good. going to be hot again here in the northeast. getting a little bit better. marysol mentioned earlier, the rest of the country still have a lot of worries out there. it's so hot in so many parts of the country. we just hope you can stay cool and watch us here on television
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this morning in the nice, air conditioned confines of your home. >> yeah, exactly. wherever you are, we hope you are comfortable. this morning we have a story of four brothers and sisters who've done everything together since they were born. now, they're ready to serve their country together. "early" show contributor karen winter brill introduces us to this extraordinary family. >> reporter: these are the polly quadruplets. well, three of them anyway. the fourth quad, aaron, left monday for basic training in ft. jackson, south carolina. she's enlisted in the national guard. what was it like saying good-bye to your sister? >> i thought i was going to cry. >> reporter: and in just a few months the rest of the quads will follow her lead. joining the guard. >> i want to push myself to do this. i want to do this for me, and for my family. >> reporter: the pollocks are the first-ever quads to be born in burkes county, pennsylvania. in a small town of west lawn. population, 1600. here, neighbors proudly fly the
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red, white and blue. serving community and country is a pollock family tradition. mom kim is a 911 dispatcher. dad jim, a longtime police officer. >> i wanted to be a police officer because of my dad. he kind of inspired me every time he came home in his uniform. >> reporter: he hopes that his training in the national guard will prepare him for the police force. as for his brother brandon -- when you look six months down the road, what do you see? >> probably that i'll change, like the future. >> reporter:s chances of having quadruplets are like lottery odds. about 1 in 500,000. having them all enlist in the military? >> it's definitely a unique situation. >> reporter: the four siblings have been virtually inseparable their entire lives. just two months ago, they graduated high school together. but now, different assignments in the guard mean they'll be apart for the very first time. >> it's like a missing puzzle piece, because there's always -- we're always connected and all four of us were always together.
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this is going to be the first time that noon of that is happening. like we're all going to be separated. >> reporter: the quads all say they're excited. their parents are proud, but nervous. >> you know, i knew this day was coming and i just thought oh, i'll be ready for it. and i wasn't ready this morning when she left. you're crying now. >> it's hard when you're with them for all these years, and then, i feel like i'm losing part of me. >> reporter: after a lifetime together, the pollock quads are about to go their separate ways, united only in service to their country. for "the early show," karen winter brill, cbs news, west lawn, pennsylvania. >> wish them the best. >> absolutely. >> the country is lucky to have them. now here's jeff glor at the news desk with another check of today's headlines. >> good morning, everyone at home. that sweltering heat wave we've been talking about over the central united nations continues moving east. it will likely be rough for many for the rest of this week.
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in minneapolis yesterday, roads buckled from the extreme temperatures. the heat index there hit 106 degrees. phoenix is cleaning up this morning after being coated by a second massive dust storm. there were airline flight delays yesterday because of reduced visibility from that cloud which was 3,000 feet high. two weeks ago, phoenix was hit by a similar storm. a typhoon is approaching japan this morning causing extremely high surf. beach resorts and ports are closed as people brace for winds of more than 120 miles an hour. roads are closed, and many airline flights are canceled. also in japan, a ban on beef was put into effect today because of the possible radiation contamination there. japanese officials say cows ate feed contaminated with radioactive material 500 times higher than safety standards. the animals were near the fukushima plant, which was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami in march. the latest report on housing starts is out this morning, and
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the commerce department reports that new housing construction in june was up 14.6%. thousands of cab drivers in greece went on strike this morning for a second day in a row. they are protesting controversial new austerity measures that make it easier to buy a taxi license. the government is criticizing that strike because it comes during a peak time for tourism. a new report this morning says an auto breaking safety system can prevent some common low-speed crashes. researchers looked at volvo models equipped with the new city safety system which you're looking at right now. they found the vehicles were far less likely to be involved in rear-end crashes than without the new system. city safety automatically activates the brakes using an infrared laser sensor built into the windshield to watch the area in front of the fuv when traveling at speeds between 2 and 19 miles an hour. the u.s. women's soccer team is back from the world cup this morning. they filed out of a bus in times square last night, you see abby
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wambach there. go western new york. she made some huge goals, and said the fans have raised her spirits. >> we're obviously devastated that we didn't bring home the cup. we felt like we could have won this game. japan was a great team. they played an amazing tournament. they, as a country, i think, deserve winning this world cup. obviously they outlasted us in the penalties. if you're already from western europe you're a winner. japan's dramatic victory sunday was the second most watched women's soccer game ever. heartbreaking to watch. but we congratulate them. they're going to be here in our next half hour for a conversation. should be good stuff. marysol castro has our final check of weather. big soccer fan, as well. >> i'm a big soccer fan. i played rugby. >> look at you, tough girl. yeah. >> work it. >> don't be nervous. good morning, everyone, we'll take a look at the national picture. you can see there's that big bubble of heat.
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not a whole lot of precipitation all along the central plains. elsewhere in the nation we continue to look at heat and severe weather. minneapolis and raleigh, you're really under the gun today for some really, really strong straightline winds. we're also looking at hail and of course we keep an eye on the tornado. rain amounts won't be too significant. probably less than an inch. but this lasts in the afternoon hours, into the overnight hours. elsewhere in the nation, it's -- we're not talking so much about heat, we're talking about monsoon season. it is in full swing and boy do these folks need it. we're talking about from tucson to cheyenne, a pop-up shower throughout the day. nominal precipitation. only about a quarter of an inch. but this part of the country needs it. temperatures in the 80s to 100. yeah moisture coming in from the gulf. way off into the pacific we're keeping an eye on tropical storm dora. not expected to affect the u.s. but bringing high surf to
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for us, we're warming up. , it's 83 degrees outside and we'll keep on rising. we have a front rising through and showers an thunderstorms are possible. we'll get into the 90s once begin. the heat index is highier. the humidity will be high. even when the cold front clears, we're in the 90s. close to 100 degrees on friday. >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to rebecca. >> marysol, call her a pop music phenom or a one-hit wonder. rebecca black has been the talk of millions since her song friday first appeared on youtube and now she's out to prove that that huge hit was no fluke. we'll speak with her in a moment. but first cbs news correspondent betty nguyen has a look at her latest release. ♪ one moment >> reporter: you may not recognize the song but the singer has generated more buzz online this year than any pop star in the world.
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my moment, which premiered last night on the internet, is 14-year-old rebecca black's second video. a song anticipated by legions of fans, and curious critics. >> it makes her arguably the biggest pop culture sensation of the year. i mean, justin bieber, you know, is getting a run for his money with this. ♪ waking up in the morning there's no way that you're going to be able to review pop music of the past year and not spend a great deal of time thinking about rebecca black friday. >> reporter: friday, black's debut single, was released online in february and instantly went viral. ♪ it's friday friday ♪ gotta get home friday >> reporter: love it or hate it there's no denying its success. with a whopping 167 million hits on youtube, the song and those simple, stuck in your head lyrics, brought black instant fame. and generated 100 comments every single minute on youtube. and is the hottest trending topic on twitter.
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♪ that heat includes a firestorm of criticism. negative comments vaulted the teen's voice and inexperience, and even included death threats. ♪ hollywood rallied with praise. and parodies. ♪ even amateurs got in on the act. ♪ it's friday friday ♪ >> reporter: but black was game, too. even joining katy perry's spoof "last friday night." >> gives her a little bit of cool factor that she didn't have before. and made people look at her a lot differently. ♪ who says that i will be nothing ♪ ♪ but i'm about to prove you wrong ♪ >> reporter: "my moment" takes a look at her internet fame. and takes aim at her critics. ♪ my one wish to come true
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>> if the only risk would be if rebecca black starts to take herself a little bit too seriously. as long as she continues to have fun, then people are going to continue having fun with her. ♪ my moment >> reporter: betty nguyen, cbs news, new york. ♪ this is my moment >> and so far this morning, my moment has gotten more than 600,000 hits on youtube. >> and rebecca black joins us now from los angeles. rebecca, good morning. >> hey, rebecca. >> hi. good morning. >> good, good to have you with us. i guess the big question a lot of people had was how do you follow up a hit like "friday" that just got so much attention? what was the pressure like in order to come out with something else that could rival that and be as good, be as popular? >> it's hard. because, "friday" was such a hit. and so, to get something you have to find the perfect song that kind of tells off the haters a little bit, but still shows that you're a serious
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artist. it's hard. >> it is difficult. you talk about telling off the haters. how do you deal with some of that negativity? i mean obviously you can put your music out there. but in those private moments what do you turn to? >> my mom has been the best supporter with all of this. she's always supported me, ever since i was a little 2-year-old in dance recitals. so, i mean, it's hard because you have to deal with bullying being a teenager anyways. and now to have the whole world. i mean, that's not normal. so, i mean, luckily, the haters don't have to watch "friday" or "my moment." so they can turn it off if they want. they don't have to hate. but it doesn't bother me anymore. >> just tell the haters off. you just keep being successful. let me ask you something because in the -- in the setup piece they said that you got that cool factor. and i have a friend rebecca who's looking to get that cool factor. what exactly did you do in order to get cool?
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>> i think it's a combination of being with such a big star like katy perry. >> yeah. that will do it. >> and just to have confidence in yourself. that's probably the biggest thing. >> it's tough at your age, though, i mean, you know, being your age is a tough time in anyone's life. how do you -- how do you maintain that confidence and what's your message to your fans in terms of, you know, not dealing with bullying and being confident at this stage in life? >> i think really the best advice that i could ever give is to just not let it ever get to you. i mean, it's okay to be sad about it for a little bit. but don't let it change you permanently. >> what's been the biggest wow factor for you throughout all this? >> probably -- oh, gosh, that's a hard question. all of it has been so amazing. i mean, from working with katy perry to doing funny or die to
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hosting a party for mtv. it's all insane. >> well, take it in stride. hopefully there's a lot more success coming down your way. >> thank you. >> congratulations so far, rebecca. this is a fun story and it's good to kind of watch it kind of go along here. tell those hatest just to, you know, leave you alone. >> stop hating, haters. >> rebecca blank, thanks so much. coming up next, what's next for the -- or next up for the u.s. women after their near-miss at the world cup. we're going to talk to two of the stars, amy wambach and ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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this morning the u.s. women's soccer team is back home after just missing its third world cup victory. the team lost to japan on penalty kicks in sunday's world cup final in germany. >> two of the team's top goal scorers are here, abby wambach
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and lauren cheney. we welcome you both here. i still haven't gotten it over yet. have you guys gotten over it yet? >> i think it's going to take a little bit of time for it to really settle in. but the outpouring of support that we've gotten here since we've gotten home to the states has been unbelievable. times square. i mean i went for a walk last night, and i must have gotten stopped 100 times. keep congratulating us. people appreciate what we did. hopefully we inspired a country. the olympics are just around the corner. hopefully we can bring home that gold. >> get revenge. >> for sure. >> is that what you're after? what do you do now to prepare for the olympics and to think about what to do differently this go-around? >> i think that we obviously had a great run in the world cup. and we did a lot of good things and played a lot of good soccer. i think the final game was our best performance. possession oriented. i think we built off of that. i don't think it's negative. a negative thing. and i think we build off of that and we keep going for the olympics. >> we're building on our couch here. jeff glor is joining us now, as well.
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>> where are you from? >> -- >> no way. >> marysol. >> soccer brings out a lot of fans. >> did you guys have any idea just how, not how popular, but just how your games had taken this country by storm? i mean, everywhere you went, especially here in new york over the weekend, every minute of the -- i mean that three-hour, i mean every bar in the city was just jammed. >> you know what? it's amazing the kind of reception that -- that we had. the people came out in droves, obviously. and i watched some video footage of people walking out of the bars after we -- we can't pull it out in the penalty shoot-out, and people were literally sad. and depressed. >> yeah. which was just -- dejected. >> i don't know how that -- it came to that. but i think that, this country was so supportive. we got so many great e-mails, text messages. obviously the people came out and supported us through this whole thing.
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we're just so sorry not to have brought home the world cup. but you know, we did -- we did do a lot of things over there. we inspired people, and i think in the end those are the positives that we're going to really take away from this. >> you think, i mean, did they outplay you? >> no. >> no? >> the penalty kick shotout we went into this tournament, so having the goalkeeper from the other team know maybe where some of our shooters were going, it gives them the added advantage. very rarely does a goalkeeper save two penalties in a penalty kick shoot-out. >> what gets you pumped up for the games? because lauren you were saying during the break you are the team deejay. >> i am the team deejay. >> what kind of music are you guys listening to ahead of these games to get pumped? >> we start out slow. we get there early. you have to start out with a little bit of a down, start out slow and then we build up to katy perry and journey, don't stop believing, and a little bit of michael jackson in there. >> -- a little -- >> a what? >> a little want to be starting
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something? >> oh -- >> got to be starting something. >> oh, okay. more like man in the mirror. you know, try to inspire before we go out there. >> now, this is the big question, abby, i know a lot of people want to know are you going to be back for another go-around? >> my mom was telling me maybe this is like, kind of the way that you're supposed to go through your career. maybe you're not supposed to be finished. how can you end on that note, right? so i don't know. we'll see how i'm feeling in four years if i'm capable of walking without crutches. >> yeah. >> i'll be 35 then. >> oh, spring chicken. >> you won't be able to get out of bed. >> i'm more worried about your head. 40% of your goals are done with your head. >> yeah. i'm lucky that i'm still talking in normal sentences. no, we as a team obviously scoring is -- is great. getting balls served in to me by this kid over here, megan, heather, one of the best servers in the world in my opinion. makes my job so much easier.
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and i don't know, i think that, that scoring with your head is a unique ability. something that i've always been good at, and i don't know, i guess i just got -- i was in the right place at the right time during this tournament. >> up, up, and you're hard-headed. >> yeah. >> you know, we thank you guys for -- for coming. we know it's been -- been a difficult couple of days with all the travel and all the commitments you've had. we appreciate talking to you and we're just so darn proud of you. >> thanks to all the people and the fans around the world and this country, especially for all the support. we really needed it. >> the olympics in london right around the corner. gold medal, we'll call it a draw. >> no problem. >> beth of luck. don't forget, abby is back at it up in rochester. we'll see you tomorrow. ,,,,
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hi parents, it's going to be such a big school year. your kids will each take care of our class hamsters, lewis & clark. then i'll tell them the story of pluto, the sad little planet that was. i'll introduce them to some new friends, the fractions, and some cold blooded ones, the dinosaurs. [sfx: dinosaur growl] clark! anyway, here's what they'll need: markers, scissors, crayons, pencils, folders, juice boxes,
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pretzel sticks, glue sticks, tape that sticks, and glitter. so much glitter.
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we keep talking about the heat and it's chilly inside. 83 degrees inside and the temperatures keep on rising this afternoon. despite the cold front coming through. the showers and thunderstorms are possible. not much of a wind to stir things up. you can see the thickness in the air right now. even when the front clears us,
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we'll be building from there. we're closer to is hundred degrees -- to 100 degrees. more allegations of cheating in the city. andrea fujii has the story. >> reporter: don, the city launched a full investigation into what happened. 20 emt's are staying in the program the fire chief says he doesn't know if the student or the training facility is to blame. now, all ems training is suspended. they'll all be retested before they can work on the streets. they'll also re-examine the tests of previous cadets. a suspected drug dealer is facing charges after leading the police on a high speed chase.
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the 22-year-old tried to flee after the officers spotted him doing a drug deal. he pushed an officer off of the road and then kept driving to the mall. he was caught inside a clothing store carrying heroin and marijuana. the officers flipped off of the parkway was hurt, but his injuries aren't life threatening. the police in harford county are asking for your help finding a suspect who shot a gas station attendant saturday night. the employee is still being treated at shock trauma. no charges are filed yet in the case of a stolen car. the crash happened at 3:00. the person driving is stolen mercedes crashed into the van and killed the driver. and, a world renowned and locally based hospital is earning bragging rights. johns hopkins is the number one hospital.
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